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Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
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48.2348
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16.4169

Nigeria: Consultation of West Africa Disaster Management Committee

Regional committee for disaster management in West Africa (GECEAO).

UNSPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria (National Space Research and Development Agency - NASRDA) participated in the 2013 annual consultation of the regional committee for disaster

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Tue, 18/06/2013 - 09:11
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9.06667
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7.48333

West Africa: ECOWAS emergency disaster management meeting

Floods in northeastern Nigeria in August 2011 captured by NASA's Aqua satellite

To strengthen the preparedness and response capacities of West African countries to natural disasters, the ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, Tuesday began hosting a three-day

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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 11:27
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9.06667
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7.48333

Nigeria: Mapping Vulnerable Flood Areas

Rebuilding after the floods

The website Thidaylive.com reported that the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had carried out mapping of all the communities likely to be affected by the predicted 2013 flood as

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Mon, 27/05/2013 - 13:00
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9.07498
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7.4762

Nigeria: Project Managers Training for the International Charter

Participants of the Project Managers Training

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria participated in a Project Managers Training for the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:26
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9.06667
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7.48333

NASA Satellite captures Nigeria Floods

Nigeria continues to be heavily affected by floods. The country’s National Emergency Management Agency reported that floods had killed 431 people and displaced 1.3 million more.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:58

International Charter again activated for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" was activated twice last week for floods in Africa: Chad and Nigeria.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:21

International Charter activated for floods in three Western African countries

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria.

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Wed, 29/08/2012 - 16:16

Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possi

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46

Nigerian satellites are picture perfect

Nigeria's latest Earth observation satellites have returned their first pictures.

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Mon, 29/08/2011 - 15:06
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9.07353
longitude: 
7.52838